Zdrilic, a native of Sydney, Australia, most recently served as an assistant coach for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig’s U-19 team. Joining Leipzig in 2017 as an assistant coach for the U-17 team, Zdrilic immediately made an impact and was promoted to assistant coach for the U-19’s where he remained until Dec. 2019. Previously, he was with his hometown team, Sydney FC, serving in a number of coaching capacities, including head coach for the U-20 team.
As a player, Zdrilic totaled 395 professional appearances, including time in Europe and Australia. His first professional contract came from his other hometown club, Sydney United. After a standout career in Australia, including earning the Golden Boot in his final National Soccer League (NSL) season, he played in Europe including stints at FC Aarau (1997-98), SSC Ulm (1998-2000), SpVgg Unterhacing (2000-02), Walsall (2002-03), Aberdeen (2003-04), and Eintracht Trier (2004). Zdrilic would return to Australia to finish his playing career with Sydney FC (2005-08) and Sydney United (2009-10). With Sydney United, Zdrilic became player/manager, spending one season with the club before announcing his retirement as a player. Internationally, the former forward recorded 20 goals in 30 caps for Australia.